THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANT DERIVED MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION

Plant Derived Minerals

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MINERALS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

What are minerals and where do they come from?

Minerals are inorganic elements which means that no living thing, plant or animal is able to manufacture or create them. Minerals have to be obtained externally from the food of the plant, animal or human. For plants, the minerals have to come from the soil in which they are grown in. As human beings and animals cannot readily absorb minerals directly from the soil, their minerals have to come from the plants and foods they eat.

There are basically two types of minerals. Metallic Minerals and Colloidal Minerals.

Metallic Minerals

Metallic Minerals are inorganic or those that come straight from the ground or soil and need to be processed by plants before they can become good nutrition fit for humans and animals. These minerals in their metallic form can be toxic to the human body. Dangerous levels of these metallic minerals can accumulate in tissues and organs creating serious health problems. However some metallic taken in by the body can be broken down by the acids in the stomach and a small amount become available to the body but in most cases these should be avoided to save heavy metal build up. Many mineral supplements available on the supermarket shelf are metallic minerals that have been processed by chemicals or some other form but they are still inorganic
minerals.

Colloidal (Plant Derived Minerals)
Plant derived minerals come from plants. Plants get their minerals from the soil and through a natural process these minerals are transformed into organic minerals and become much more available to the body. The role plants play to convert inorganic minerals to organic minerals should not be under estimated, because it is while minerals are going through important transformations that other essential nutrients are added. Plants can process and store as many 80 or more minerals if they are available in the soil.

One of the most important things a plant does to minerals is change its polarity (electrical charge). It is believed that this is how the body recognizes the organic minerals and absorbs it as it passes through the colon.

The colon wall produces the opposite polarity and this attracts the organic minerals to it. This polarity is also important in detoxifying the body of heavy metals. Inorganic minerals (metallic) and other elements that are not absorbed by the body can build up and be difficult to flush out. This is where plant derived minerals (organic) play an important roll. Having the opposite polarity or charge it has been shown that by ingesting slightly more organic minerals than the body needs (and therefore not absorbing the excess), the excess organic minerals will attract the metallic minerals and help drag them out of the body. It is also important to keep in mind that heavy metals and other pollutants can be absorbed every day through the water we drink, the air we breath, and the many other products that we either use or come in contact with on a daily basis.

Paradise Nutrients
This is why Paradise Nutrients is committed to both manufacturing and marketing non toxic and eco friendly products to give you an eco friendly home environment and providing a superior mineral range for your detox assistance and general wellbeing.

Sea Minerals

Sea Minerals are another form of organic and non-organic minerals, but largely in an organic state. This includes the hormonal form of Vitamin D, essential for bone building. An appropriate marriage between these two sources of minerals supplies the widest spectrum of minerals known. In early days our soils may have been rich and fertile but over the thousands of years a lot of the minerals in our soils have been eroded away and washed down the rivers into the sea including plant mater and heavy metals. Once these minerals and nutrients do find there way into the sea there is another process takes place. Continuous churning and breaking down of nutrients and natural chemical reactions these important minerals nutrients provide the life in the sea with much needed energy. Sea plants, kelp forests and grasses all need theses minerals for their survival and thus the food chain starts. In recent years it has been discovered that some sea minerals extracts contain a combination of both organic and inorganic minerals giving a widely generous range of minerals.

Why can’t we get the minerals from our foods?

Australia was once a country with rich fertile valleys and forests, our soils were bursting with minerals and soil life that kept replenishing and feeding itself and the life it supported. Over thousands of years our soils have changed through weathering and acts of nature but even more so in the most recent 200 years.

Since Europeans came to Australia many of our soils were farmed and grazed extensively using techniques and practices from the country from which they came. Not understanding these soils caused problems like erosion, soil compaction and fertility loss. Then there was the chemical age, while it seemed to be good in boosting production and growth, the use of these high nutrient fetilises and pest controlling chemicals have mined our soils like no other time. Like all minerals once they are mined they are goon forever. Now with a populated hungry world, farmers and food producers are looking to get more from there soils at the best economical price and the cheapest way is to use chemicals. Our soil once carried over 75 minerals and now only contain about 20 minerals.

Why do we need minerals?

Minerals play an important role in almost every function in the body. The human body must maintain a proper chemical balance. This balance depends on the levels of different minerals and the ratio of these minerals one to another. What we need to be conscious of is that, not only are other minerals affected when our mineral balance is a little tilted, but other essential nutrients as well. The fact is that without all of the essential minerals, the body cannot properly utilise important nutrients like vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and hormone production and this can start a chain reaction of imbalance that can lead to illness. Minerals have an impact on many areas of our bodies. Some examples are: the formation of blood and bone, the proper functioning of body fluids, the maintenance of a healthy nervous system, the regulation of muscle tone, the regulation of the cardio system, energy production, healing and growth, enzyme production and they play a critical role in DNA synthesis. Minerals also help balance PH levels and assist in maintaining a healthy immune system. Taking the right minerals will assist in detoxifying our bodies of excessive heavy metals or metallic
minerals,the formation of blood and bone, proper composition of body fluids, the maintenance of a healthy nerve system, the regulation of muscle tone, the regulation of cardiovascular system, used for healing and growth, to utilise vitamins and other nutrients, for the production of enzymes. Is essential for hormone structure, critical in DNA synthesis, Helps balance P H levels, helps neutralize toxic metal, Immune function, assist with fatigue, keep a healthy reproductive system and sexual performance.
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Aluminum

Functions as an enzyme co-factor activating the enzyme succinic dehydrogenase ( a vital enzyme for the completion of the Citric Acid Cycle, which occurs in every cell of our body for the purpose of metabolizing food into energy)

Arsenic
Small amount with choline prevents
Deficiency:
Repetitive motion degeneration, i.e. TMJ and carpal tunnel
Antimony
Effective against blood flukes
Bismuth
Ulcers result from lack of Bismuth and a bacteria, Helicobacter pylori
Boron
Aids efficient calcium and magnesium use
Essential for bone metabolism
Proper endocrine function
Reduce calcium loss from bones (osteoporosis)
Calcium
High protein diets increase demands for calcium
Deficiency:
Arthritis
Back pains (sciatica, disk problems)
Bell’s Palsy
Bone spurs
Brittle fingernails
Calcium deposits
Cognitive impairment
Delusions
Depression
Eczema
High blood pressure
Hyperactivity
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Insomnia
Irritability
Kidney stones
Limb numbness
Muscle Cramps/spams/twitches
Nervousness
Neuromuscular excitability
Osteitis fibrosis (enlargement of bones with scar tissue)
Osteomalacia ( failure to mineralize the protein bone matrix)
Osteoporosis ( and Dowagers Hump, Spontaneous fractures, kyphosis)
Panic attacks
Pica (eating lead paint)
Periodontal disease – receding gum ( osteoporosis od facial and jaw bones)
PMS
Rickets
Retarded growth
Tetany
Tooth decay
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Caesium
Cancer aid;
Caesium enters cancer cell and produces alkaline condition
Chromium
Deficiency:
ADD/ADHD
Anxiety
Aortic cholesterol plaque
Coronary blood vessel disease
Depression/Manic depression
Diabetes (vanadium also)
Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde rages
Elevated blood cholesterol
Elevated blood triglycerides
Fatigue
Hyperactivity
Hypercholesterolemia
Hypoglycaemia-low blood sugar (vanadium & copper also)
Infertility and decreased sperm count
Learning disabilities
Negative nitrogen balance ( body lean mass/protein loss)
Pre-diabetes (vanadium also)
Peripheral neuropathy
Retarded growth
Shortened life span

Cobalt
Deficiency:
Anaemia
Anorexia
Emaciation, listless, starved look, pale mucus membranes
initial part of Vitamin B 12 (Growth and nerve system function)
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Copper
Deficiency:
? Alopecia (hair loss)
? Anaemia (common in vegans and high milk users)
? Aneurysms (or wall bulges)
? Aneurysm/cerebral hemorrhage
? Arthritis (especially where growth plates is involved)
? Cerebral palsy and hypoplasia (failure to form) of cerebellum
? Criminal or violent behavior, blind rage, explosive outbursts
? Depression
? Dermatosis
? Diarrhea
? Dry brittle hair
? Fatigue
? Fragile bones
? Hernias
? High blood cholesterol
? Hypercholesterolemia
? Hypo or Hyper thyroid
? Ptosis ( sagging tissue – eyelids, skin, breasts, stomach etc.)
? Kawasaki Disease
? Learning disability
? Liver cirrhosis (Number 9 killer in the US)
? Ruptured vertebrae discs problems
? Reduced glucose tolerance ( low blood sugar)
? Respiratory disease
? Swachman’s Syndrome
? Varicose veins
? White or grey hair
Europium
Doubles the life span of laboratory animals

Fluoride
In plant based colloidal form, will aid bone strength and is non-toxic
Germanium
Aid in oxygen utilization
Enhances immune system function (Killer cells, interferon, macro phages and T-suppressor cells)
Highly efficient electrical impulse initiator
Deficiency:
Arthritis
Cancer
Low energy
Osteoporosis
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Gold
Reduces active joint inflammation
Iodine
Copper needed to utilise iodine
Needed by body for thyroid function
(Thyroxin is thyroid hormone)
Deficiency:
Cold intolerance
Brittle nails
Bulging eyes
Constipation
Depression
Dry skin and hair
Elevated blood cholesterol
Excessive sweating
Fatigue
Frequent bowel movements
Goitre (throat swelling)
Hair loss
Hand tremors
Heat Intolerance
Heavy Period or less than 28 day cycles
Hypothyroidism
Increased appetite
Irritability
Inability to concentrate
Light periods or longer than 28 day cycle
Low basal body temperature
Low sex drive
Muscle aches and pains
Muscle cramps
Muscle weakness
Nervousness
Over-active thyroid
Poor Memory
Puffy face
Under-active thyroid
Weight gains
Weight loss
Dysphagia
Iron
Deficiency:
Anaemia
Angular Stomatitis
Anorexia
Brittle Nails
Confusion
Constipation
Depression
Dirt eating (pica)
Dizziness
Fatigue
Fragile bones
G I upset
Growth retardation
Headaches
Ice eating (pica)
Heart palpations
Hemoglobin (oxygen carried in red
blood cells)
Irritability and fatigue
Memory deficits
Sore tongue
Lanthanum
Deficiency:
May be involved in chronic fatigue
diseases

Lithium
Deficiency:
ADD
Depression
Infertility
Lithium deficiency aggravated by high
sugar consumption
Manic depression
Rages and fits
Reduce growth rate
Reproductive failure
Shortened life span
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Magnesium
Deficiency:
Anxiety
Asthma
Anorexia
Birth defects
Calcification of small arteries
Confusion
Depression
Growth failures
Hyperactivity/synophobia
Hypotension
Hypothermia
Insomnia
Irritability
Malignant calcification of soft tissue
Menstrual Migraines
Muscle pains/tremors/weakness
Nervousness/neuromuscular irritability
Neuromuscular problems
Restlessness
Seizures
SIDS
Tachycardia/palpitations
Tetany – Convulsions
Tremors
Vertigo

Manganese
Deficiency:
Asthma
Ataxia
Atherosclerosis
Chrondromalacia
Chondrodystophy
Convulsions
Dizziness
Hearing loss
Hypercholesterolemia
Hypoglycemia
Infertility (failure to ovulate or testicle atrophy)
Loss of sex drive
Pancreatic atrophy
Poor cartilage formation problems
TMJ, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Retarded growth rates
Shortened long bones
Molybdenum
Essential as a metalloenzyme of several
enzyme systems
Neodymium
Doubles life span of laboratory animals
Enhances cell growth
Nickel
Deficiency:
Anaemia (low hematocrit)
Delayed puberty
Depressed oxidative ability of the liver
Dermatitis
High newborn mortality
Poor growth
Poor zinc absorption
Rough/dry hair coats in animals
Phosphorus
Deficiency:
Anorexia
Anxiety
Apprehension
Bone pain
Dyspnea
Fatigue
Irritability
Numbness
Parenthesis
Pica
Tremulousness
Weakness
weight loss
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Potassium
Deficiency:
Acne
Arrhythmia
Cognitive impairment
Constipation
Depression
ECG changes
Oedema
Fatigue
Glucose intolerance
Growth Retardation
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperreflexia
Hypotension
Insomnia
Mental Apathy
Muscular weakness
nervousness
Palpitations
Plydipsia
Proteinuria
Repertory distress
“Salt” retention
Tachycardia
Xerosis
Praseodymium
Doubles life span in laboratory animals
Enhances normal cell growth
Samarium
Doubles the life span of laboratory animals
Enhances normal cell proliferation
Cancer prevention properties
Animal studies show deficiencies cause
Hearing loss
Male pattern baldness
Poor growth and poor feeding
Selenium
Effective anti-oxidant
Deficiency:
Age spots or liver spots
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Alzheimer’s Disease (associated high
vegetable oil consumption)
Anemia ( red blood cell fragility)
Cardiomyopathy
Cataracts
Cancer risk
Cystic fibrosis
Cancer (associated with high vegetable oil
intake)
Fatigue
Growth retardation
Heart palpations (irregular heart beat)
High infant mortality
HIV (AIDS)
Impaired immunity
Infertility
Keshan Disease (myocardial fibrosis)
Liver cirrhosis
Low birth weight
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Myalgia
Pancreatitis
Pancreatic atrophy and fibrosis
Parkinson’s Disease (associated with lead
poisoning)
Scoliosis
Sterility in males
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Sickle cell anemia
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Silica
Increases collagen in growing bone by 100%
Deficiency:
Brittle fingernails
Dry brittle hair
Poor calcium utilization arterial wall
strength problems
Poor skin quality
Silver
Anti-bacterial
Anti-fungal
Anti-viral
Kills over 650 disease causing organisms.
Systemic disinfectant
Immune support.
Subdues inflammation
promotes healing
Strontium
Involved in functions of haemoglobin, insulin hormone
adrenal hormones,
enzymes and antibodies
Deficiency:
Degeneration of cartilage, ligaments, and tendons
Lupus
Several Collagen diseases
Sickle cell anemia
Thulium
Doubles the life span of laboratory animals
Enhances growth of normal cells
Vanadium
Aids in glucose (blood sugar levels)
Anti-Cancer properties
Decreases cholesterol production
Enhances insulin effectiveness (aids with blood sugar
problems)
Increases effectiveness of heart muscle
Contraction
Deficiency:
Cardiovascular and triglycerides
Diabetes
Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
Hypoglycemia
Increased infant mortality
Infertility
Obesity
Slow growth
Yttrium
Doubles life span of laboratory animals
Enhances normal cell growth
Zinc
Zinc deficiency associated with congenial birth
defects:
Brain defects Cleft lip and cleft palate
Clubbed limbs
Down’s syndrome
Heart and lung defects
Hiatal hernia & umbilical hernia
Small or absent eyes
Spina bifida
Urogenital defects
Webbed toes or fingers
Deficiency:
Acne
Acrodermatitis enteropathica
Alopecia (hair loss)
Anaemia
Anorexia and/or bulimia
Apathy
Birth defects (see above)
Bad body odor (“smelly tennis shoe”
syndrome)
Brittle nails
Depression
Diarrhoea
Enlarged prostate
Eczema
Fatigue
“Frizzy” hair
High infant mortality
Hypercholesterolemia
Hypogewusia (loss od sense of taste)
Infertility
Impaired wound hearing
Impotence
Irritability
Lethargy
Loss of sense of smell
Malabsorption
Memory loss
Paranoia
Pica (eating hair, wool etc.)
Poor growth (short stature)
Sexual immaturity (remain in pre
puberty state)
Small and/or poor ovary and testes
Function
Sterility
Weaken immune function
White Spots on nails
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Vitamin and Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms
Biotin
Deficiency:
Alopecia (hair loss)
Anaemia
Anorexia and nausea
Depression
Fatigue
Hypercholesterolemia
Hyperglycemia (diabetes)
Insomnia
Muscle pain and weakness
Dry, greyish skin
Pale smooth tongue
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Also knows as Omega 3, 6 and 9
Deficiency:
Acne
Alopecia (hair loss)
Arthritis
Atrophy of endocrine glands
Diarrhea
Dry brittle hair
Eczema
Endocrine dysfunction
Fatty degeneration of the liver
Gall stones
Growth retardation
Immunologic dysfunction
Impaired wound healing
Infertility
Kidney dysfunction
Positive sweat test (cystic fibrosis,
anorexia nervosa etc.)
Xerosis
Folic acid
Deficiency:
anaemia (megaloblastic)
Anorexia
Apathy
Birth defects (spina bifida,
Hydroeccephalaocoels)
G I upsets/diarrhea
Dyspepsia
Geographic tongue
Growth retardation
Headaches
Insomnia
Memory loss
Paranoia
Vitaligo
Weakness
Inositol
Deficiency:
Alopecia (hair loss)
Constipation
Eczema
Hypercholesterolemia
Niacin
Deficiency:
Anorexia and Nausea
Canker sores
Confusion
Depression
Dermatitis (localized scaly)
Dark pigmented dermatitis
Diarrhoea
Dyspepsia
Crying jags, emotional
Fatigue
Halitosis (bad breath)
Headaches
Insomnia
Irritability
Limb pains
Memory loss
Muscular weakness
Skin eruptions/eczema
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Para Aminobenzoic Acid
Deficiency
Constipation
Depression/headache/irritability
Fatigue
G I disorders
Greying hair
Vitamin A
Deficiency:
Acne
Anosmia (loss of smell)
Birth defects
Dry hair/Alopecia (hair loss)
Fatigue
Growth Retardation
Hyperkeratosis
Infections
Infertility
Insomnia
Night blindness
Weight loss
Xerosis
Vitamin B
-1 (Thiamine)
Deficiency:
Anorexia
Brain atrophy (senility)
Confusion
Constipation
Co
-ordination impairment
Depression
Dyspnea (labored breathing)
G I upset
Oedema
Fatigue
Irritability
Memory loss
Muscle atrophy
Nervousness
Numbness hands and feet
Pain hypersensitivity
Palpitations
Sonophobia
Weakness
Vitamin B
-2 (Riboflavin)
Deficiency:
Alopecia (hair loss)
Blurred vision
Cataracts
Cheilosis
Depression
Dermatitis (drying, greasing, scaling)
Dizziness eyes (itching, burning, red)
Geographic tongue
Growth retardation Pancreatic atrophy
and fibrosis Photobia
Vitamin B
-5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Deficiency:
Abdominal Pain
Alopecia (hair loss)
Burning feet
Co
-ordination impairment
Depression
Eczema
Faintness/fatigue
Hypotension
Infections
Insomnia
Muscle spams
Nausea and vomiting
Nervousness
Tachycardia
Vitamin B
-6 (Pyridoxine)
Deficiency:
Acne
Alopecia (hair loss)
Anaemia
Anorexia and nausea
Arthritis
Cheilosis
Conjunctivitis
Depression
Dizziness
Facial oiliness
Fatigue
Geographic tongue
Impaired wound healing
Irritability
Nervousness
Neurologic symptoms
Seizures
Stomatitis
Stunted growth
Weakness
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Vitamin B-12
Deficiency
Achlorhydria
Anaemia
Birth defects
Constipation
Depression
Dizziness
Dyspnea (labored breathing)
Fatigue
G I upset
Geographic tongue
Headache
Irritability
Moodiness
Numbness
Palpitations
Psychosis
Spinal cord degeneration
Vitamin C
Deficiency:
Bleeding gums/loose gums
Depression/malaise/tiredness
Easy bruising
Impaired wound healing
Irritability
Joint pain
Vitamin D
Deficiency:
Burning in mouth and throat
Diarrhea
Insomnia
Myopia
Nervousness
Osteomalacia
Rickets
Vitamin E
Deficiency:
Alopecia (hair loss)
Areflexia
Dermatitis
Gait disturbance
Infertility
Malabsorption
Muscular dystrophy
Ophthalmoplegia
Proprioception problems
RBC fragility
Vibratory sense dysfunction
Vitamin K
Deficiency:
Poor clotting time
Osteoporosis
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Why do we need to supplement?

With many of our foods coming from depleted soils our daily diets may be lacking many of those important minerals we need on a daily basis. Because this we don’t know what minerals we are missing out on in any one day. Supplementing our daily food intake with a broad spectrum of plant derived minerals guarantees our bodies of at least some of the minerals required on that day.

Paradise Nutrients supplies a range of products that contains a broads spectrum of at least 74 plus plant derived minerals.

These include-:

  • Table minerals. A salt replacement to top up you meals.
  • VeggiMin Capsules with 74 plus plant minerals
  •  Mineral Drinks as a refreshing drinks
  • and other products that contain plant derived minerals to help maintain the mineral content of you food and body.

Can I take too many minerals?

With plant derived minerals a little more than is needed is ok, the body will utilise what it needs and the rest will pass out as waste. A little excesses can be good because it can help detox the body of heavy metals attaching to these minerals of the opposite charge helping to drag them out of the body. However if the minerals are metallic and you consume too much this may cause an excess of heavy metals and can be hard to dislodge from the body. If you already suffer from an overload of any one mineral, one should be careful of their diet as some foods may be high in certain minerals. For example kelp is high in iron and iodine, this could be a problem if you have an over active thyroid. If you are unsure of consuming supplements you should consult your practitioner.

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